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The Divinity syllabus covers three core areas. In the first, The Prophets of the Old Testament, learners gain an understanding of the way the prophets maintained the religious faith of Ancient Israel, while also studying a significant part of the Jewish and Christian Bibles.
Learners consider pre-canonical prophets, pre-exilic prophets, and study and comment on specific passages. They also study The Four Gospels, in order to gain a scholarly understanding of the life and teaching of Jesus.
Finally, in studying The Apostolic Age, learners develop an understanding of the history and development of the early Christian Church, as well as studying the authorship, composition and purpose of the Acts and Epistles detailed in the syllabus.
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We have redeveloped and renamed this syllabus to Cambridge International AS & A Level Biblical Studies (9484) from 2023 onwards.
The last examination series for Cambridge International AS Level Divinity (8041) and Cambridge International A Level Divinity (9011) will be November 2022. There is no carry forward from 8041 and 9011 to the new 9484 syllabus.
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